Research Assistant

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Cancer Genomics Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Department of Oncology is seeking applicants for aResearch Assistantposition in the Division of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics. The lab studies cancer genomics, liquid biopsy approaches for detection of cancer, and early detection of cancer with the goal of translating research from bench to bedside.

The Research Assistant will work under the supervision of a faculty investigator or postdoctoral fellow and will be responsible for applying computational and statistical methods for the integrated analysis of high-throughput sequencing studies that may include whole genome, methylation, and/or RNA sequencing platforms. These methods will be used to enhance risk prediction for precision medicine applications. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with excellent work ethic and organizational skills. .

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining laboratory data storage servers.
  • Organizing incoming genomic data.
  • Consulting with clinical and laboratory investigators to determine their needs with respect to analysis of high-throughput genomics data in collaboration with a member of the faculty
  • Carrying out appropriate methodologic procedures for biologically informed, statistically driven analysis of high-dimensional genomics data.
  • Implementing basic understanding of theory behind experiments to carry out analyses and identify and trouble-shoot obstacles.
  • Assisting with pre-processing genomic data using pre-existing bioinformatics tools:
    • Alignment of genomic data to reference genome
    • Calculations of sequencing coverage, quality, etc
    • Generation of sequencing summary statistics
    • GC correction of data
  • Communicating with lab members to coordinate work, share progress, and identify areas in need of troubleshooting.
  • Participating in regularly scheduled meetings with study investigators and team.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or a related field is required and prior experience in biomedical computational research is preferred. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in computer science, statistics, bioinformatics, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, public health or a related field
  • Prior biomedical computational research experience
  • Familiarity with R

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Self-motivation and an interest in biomedical careers
  • Microsoft office proficiency, expecially Excel
  • Enthusiasm, reliability, and dedication
  • Ability to learn new computer skills and applications quickly

Physical Requirements:

Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a laboratory environment.

Classified Title: Research Assistant
Role/Level/Range:ACRO40/E/02/CD
Starting Salary Range:$16.26 - $22.35/Hour; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group:Full Time
Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location:School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus
Department Name: Oncology Cancer Biology
Personnel Area:School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
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